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Synonyms: Wagtail
Japanese: セキレイ
English: Sekirei
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2008 to Sep 17, 2008
Premiered: Summer 2008
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Movic
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Seven Arcs
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.031 (scored by 206257206,257 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #560
Members: 410,595
Favorites: 1,731

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Struggling yet brilliant 19-year-old Minato Sahashi has failed his college entrance exams for the second time, resulting in him being regarded as worthless by those around him. However, the course of his seemingly bleak future is altered dramatically when a beautiful, supernatural woman falls from the sky and into his life. That woman, Musubi, is a unique being known as a "Sekirei," a humanoid extraterrestrial with extraordinary abilities. These aliens are known for kissing humans carrying the Ashikabi gene in order to awaken additional latent powers deep within.

Recognizing the potential within the seemingly insignificant youth, Musubi kisses the bewildered Minato, initiating a bond between the two of them. This drags him into the high-stakes world of the Sekirei, where he and his new partner must compete against others in a battle for survival called the "Sekirei Plan." However, unbeknownst to the contestants, there is far more at risk that what the competition initially entailed.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Sekirei's English adaptation was done by FUNimation in 2010, two years after its initial Japanese release. The series covers approximately the first fifty chapters of the manga on which it is based.

Characters & Voice Actors



Asama, Miya

Ohara, Sayaka


Kaida, Yuki


Nabatame, Hitomi


Itou, Shizuka


Shimizu, Hiroyuki
Saitou, Shunsuke
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Sekirei (セキレイ)" by Saori Hayami, Marina Inoue, Kana Hanazawa, and Aya Endo

Ending Theme

1: "Dear sweet heart" by Saori Hayami, Marina Inoue, Kana Hanazawa, and Aya Endo (eps 1-10)
2: "Kimi wo Omou Toki (きみを想うとき)" by Saori Hayami (eps 11)


Dec 26, 2023
This is exactly what I expect from this kind of anime: Plot and PLOT. The music is fantastic, the voice acting is amazing, also helps that the voice of the main heroine is one of my favourites I guess xD. This is from the time when this anime were a bit more than fanservice + bunch of boring eres + stupid repetitives jokes... Yes! I'm talking about you To-Love -Ru >.<

Firsts things firsts, the plot, even if it's not incredible complicated, is compelling and simple enough, lots of waifus fighting in a battle royal with their masters... Nothing amazing but, interesting enough. Second, and incredible ...
Mar 9, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Sekirei is this really unique anime that throws you into this intense life-or-death game where the players have no choice but to participate. It's got this vibe that might remind you of "East of Eden," but what sets it apart is how real it feels. You're following these characters who are basically bonded with these alien-like warriors, each with their own set of skills. But here's the twist - not everyone's on board with this game, and the show dives into some pretty deep moral questions about their involvement.

Now, fair warning, there's a lot of those flashy, offensive girl bits moments scattered throughout, but if ...
Jul 18, 2015

Sekirei is an anime that has never been a critical darling! However, my good buddy convinced me to ignore all the critics and give this series a shot. Unfortunately...I kind of have to agree with the popular consensus on this one. Sekirei has enough problems to make it very hard for me to recommend.

Plot and characters:

The plot of Sekirei is that some hot alien chicks crash landed on Earth and an evil corporation is forcing them to pair up with bland males to act as their “masters” and fight each other to the death in a Battle Royale tournament with the winners getting to ascend ...

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